I guess it’s time for a yearly post. Or rather a post, since yearly is pushing it! So, it’s 2021 and I am hoping that a vaccine for the worst pandemic in 100 years is going to roll out to everyone quickly so we can grasp some semblance of normalcy after last year’s insanity. I do have to say though, that in some ways the pandemic did make my job as an agent a little easier. Because so many people were stuck at home instead of out doing tours or travelling, I was able to reach potential clients easier and they had time to work on writing outlines and sample chapters. 2020 was also the year I had three of my books reach best-selling status on the same weekend. Quite a feat!
This year I hope to reach my goal of selling 100 books as an independent agent. And I’ll be releasing my third book of poetry- Zen in Beverly Hills in the spring with Equation Books, a new Canadian imprint.
So, I wish all the best to all my readers, ( Ken Reid) and keep safe and healthy this year!
Hello everyone, and I hope you had a great New Year and are trying to get through the February doldrums. For me the year started off with a bang selling the new Tie Domi Memoir to Simon & Schuster and I hope to sell three more books in the next few months. Here is some information for you on that deal: http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/industry-news/deals/tie-domi-to-publish-memoir-with-simon-schuster-canada/
Some of you may be wondering why I have a big football on my blog when all I seem to do is sell hockey books. Well that’s a simple answer. I love the NFL and someday I hope to sell a book about the NFL to a top American publisher. As of right now I haven’t found that particular property but I’m sure it’s out there! But until I find it I will continue to follow my passion for hockey and sell those great books!
I don’t update my blog that often, but if you do come here then I thank you! And remember, if you are submitting a proposal to my gatekeeper Doug, please be respectful not only of his time ( because he gives it freely) but also in the manner in which you communicate. We won’t tolerate bad manners around here and it’s one sure way of getting your name out into the public the wrong way. Thanks everyone!